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    Default First Gig Tonight

    So tonight is my first gig and I don't know that I have felt an emotion like this. All the hard work and time you put into finding songs organizing practicing, I will finally get my reward tonight. Just thought I would share that with the community that has helped me prepare. Thanks guys.

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    And I realize... Pics or it never happened

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    Good luck man! What's the venue going to be like? Be sure to record your set for keepsake and promotion!

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    Its a frat house with about 250 to 300 person limited room, but I plan to have it packed haha. I have about a 125 song list im going to try to read the crowd and choose from as EDM isn't huge at my school. Lots of Hip-Hop (At pretty much an all white school... I know right) and top 40. Once people get drunk enough ill try to throw some Avicii mashups and what-not in. Pretty pumped and will try not to get wasted during my set which is 3 hours at a frat party... can you believe that haha. But i realize a drunk set wont help future things. But its also awesome cause i have other frats coming to scout me for next week. I started a small business in a matter of 2 weeks down at school. SO psyched

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    no doubt man, sounds like you've got some nice opportunities ahead of you.... and yeah I feel your pain with the top 40 stuff -____-

    best of luck!

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    My first gig was when I was 18. I was scared as heck, I didn't really "read the crowd" too much, I just to worried about my mixing and trying to over come the nerves.
    Best bet is to know what kinda tracks you want to play before hand.

    When I play out, the night/day or two before the gig I make a "Ideal" playlist. This is what I would like to play on a "perfect" night, but I then go and add about 4-6 tracks between each one that I can pick from is the "ideal" track isn't the best one to play.
    There is a little bit of prep you can do before hand.

    Hope you rock the place down. I'm gigging this Sunday (tomorrow) aswell go good luck to use both!
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    yeah kelsey i made that list a week ago. SO psyched. i have a large list so im not to worried. shouldn't be too bad. I will try to post pics tomorrow if i get a chance to snap off a couple.

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    good luck mate, had my first gig a few days ago, was pretty nervous before hand but once I'd played a few tracks I was loving it and forgot about the nerves hope you have fun and rock the place
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    how did it go!
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    It sucked pretty bad. There were multiple parties that night so they came in waves. But the next weekend I did another gig and had it packed the entire time. A lot has started to take off for me. The college approached me to do a two hour set on the radio every weekend and numerous sororities have approached me to Dj their formals and things. The first one was definitely a tough one. It was a shot to my ego but I realized a lot of it wasn't was i was playing because being that it was the first weekend back everyone was everywhere. I definitely learned and am happy that the first one kind of sucked ass. Thanks for asking. I know it was kind of delayed. If i knew how to post pics Id post pics from the second gig.

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